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Alexander Rossi Must Use Manor as a Springboard After Finally Earning F1 Chance

Minutes ahead of the first free-practice session at the Singapore Grand Prix, Alexander Rossi was hauled into the pit lane of the Marina Bay circuit. As his fellow competitors were completing some last-minute stretches and, in some cases, already being strapped into their cars, Rossi, suited and booted in his white and red Manor Marussia overalls, was the subject of an impromptu photocall.  Cradling his crash helmet as a herd of photographers knelt before him, it would have been at that point—following the confirmation on Wednesday that he will replace Roberto Merhi in five of the remaining seven races of 2015—the realisation would have hit him. He was, at long last, a Formula One driver. The American's first app...

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